Thursday, April 9, 2009

Act Insanely, Think Globally

I know.... I'm still being a stat whore. It tickles me to look at the statcounter and see where people reading my blog have come from.

It boggles my mind that I have seen so many people from so many different places are actually reading the weird crap I put out every day.

Picked up a new state the other day. Someone from South Dakota logged in and read a post. I'm now only lacking three states; Montana, Wyoming and North Dakota.

I've had hits from all over Europe and the British Isles. China, India, Pakistan, one from the UAE, the Philippines and even Russia! Once early on in the blog I got one lonely hit from Australia.

But I've never had a single hit from anywhere in Africa. And nobody is reading me, even accidentally, in Greenland, Iceland, or the South Pole.

Does anybody know someone down in McMurdo Station? How about Reykjavik, Godthab or Ammassalik?

I know that most of these hits are accidental. Alot of them show up as zero seconds from people who have just clicked on the wrong thing. But it still tickles me to see them show up.

And it's nice to see that there are still people out there who are reading, even if they never say anything. As Guy calls them, "Lurkers". I just hope they aren't gathering evidence to sue me or have me committed. Some day I'll do something stupid and someone will pop up and say "See! On his blog he said he'd do this!" Or someone will point out a three part series in the Phoenix Sun or the San Jose Mercury News (I see you!) "A Corrections Officers Viewpoint: Our Prisons Full Of Idiots".

Like we didn't already know that.

I imagine even if nobody at all was reading me, I'd still be here spouting fumes. It's such a great way to get the boogers out of my brain. I used to come home and rant, but it was boring the wife and kid and it was making the dogs nervous.

This is like one of those chambers filled with water they use to collect bullets for ballistics testing. It contains the sound and the shock wave and leaves a nugget for further review. Every day I just shout "Fire in the hole!" and fire off a round. Then I reach into the bottom of the tank and see what came out.

Anyway, here's another round to add to the database. I hope it doesn't match up with a cold case somewhere......


  1. I have a regular reader from South Africa who comments occasionally.

    Nana nana boo-boo!

  2. Good one da rev, I also like to see where people are "from" I don't care if they lurk, I'm not really an interesting person, but I blog for the same reason you do,to get all the pent up stuff out. although your "work" I feel requires you to have an outlet, i meam, sheesh dealing with that stuff every day and not being to talk about it? but this is also coming from a loopy mama who watches Dr. G, medical examiner, and CSI

  3. i get a lot of people from china. about 50-75 a day. i did a post on bo-sham-bo about 5 months ago and apparently it's a very important olympic event in china.


  4. Donna- Just rub it in! Meanie! (grin)

    Loopy- I love reading your stuff! And I deal with work there and still come home and watch CSI. I think I'm just a glutton for punishment.

    g- As much tech stuff as you put out I'm not surprised the chinese are reading you. Wouldn't be amazed to find alot of secret readers in japan, as well.

  5. I know I am only feet from the main gate but hell I enjoy the read...sometimes I miss the hive...not.


  6. I am originally from Montana, if that counts for you . . . but now live in France :)

  7. Doc- we sure miss you in the hive. Things have gotten pretty screwed up since you left.

    Libby- I'll count that as a score in both places! Heck, I didn't think you could even get to France from Montana! (grin)